For many years, since somewhere in my mid-teens, I've hated New Year's Eve. I still do, but I've come to realize that it's the most abused of all holidays. Oh sure, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter and others have been bastardized by a strongly capitalist society, but what we've done to New Year's, particularly the western holiday, … Continue reading A (slightly atypical) New Year’s Letter
Of Summer Heat and Surprises
July is simultaneously one of my favorite and least favorite months. For one, in the south, the heat is at its all time high, humidity is nearly a solid, and there is simply not enough ice to go into one's iced tea. But it's not all bad. July means we're deep into summer. I can … Continue reading Of Summer Heat and Surprises
The darkness does not hurt us, it is what is in the darkness that is to be feared. If you have ever stepped on a Lego barefooted in the dark, you know -exactly- what I'm talking about.